ORTERER, Georg

ORTERER, Georg (1901 Ritter von O.). Wörth bei Erding 30.10.1849 — Munich 5.10.1916. German Student of Indo-Iranian, then Teacher and Bavarian Politician. Son of Philipp O., an elementary school teacher, and his wife Therese. Educated in Erding, Scheyern and Freising. From 1868 studies of Classics and IE at Munich (Ph.D.…

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OLSHAUSEN, Justus

OLSHAUSEN, Justus. Hohenfelde, Holstein 9.5.1800 — Berlin 28.12.1882. German Oriental Scholar and Theologian. Professor in Kiel and Königsberg. Son of Rev. (later Superintendent) Detlev O., younger brother of theologian Hermann O. (1796–1839). After school in Glückstadt, studied in 1816-19 at Kiel and 1819-20 at Berlin theology and Oriental languages, then…

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NYBERG, Henrik Samuel

NYBERG, Henrik Samuel. Söderbärke, Dalarne 28.12.1889 — Uppsala 9.2.1974. Swedish Semitic and Iranian Scholar. Professor in Uppsala. Born in humble conditions as the son of Anders Fredrik N. (1854–1912), a poor curate, and Ida Mathilda Jansson (1867–1911), educated at home and in Västerås. In 1908 started Classical and Oriental studies…

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NORRIS, Edwin

NORRIS, Edwin. Taunton, Somerset 24.10.1795 — Brompton 10.12.1872. British Oriental and Celtic Scholar. Uncle of —> J. Dowson. As young he spent some years in France and Italy as tutor in an English family and, in addition to local languages, learned Armenian and Romani. Back in England, in1818-37 clerk to…

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MILLS, Lawrence Heyworth

MILLS, Lawrence Heyworth. New York City 1837 — Oxford 29.1.1918. U.S. Priest and Iranian Scholar in the U.K. Professor in Oxford. Son of Philo L. Mills and Elizabeth Kane. Studies at New York University and Fairfax Theological seminary. D.D. New York. Ordained, in 1861-72 in ecclesiastic work, then moved to Europe…

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LOMMEL, Hermann

LOMMEL, Hermann. Erlangen 7.7.1885 — Prien am Chiemsee 5.10.1968. German Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Frankfurt. Born in an academic family, son physicist Eugen L. (1837–1899) and Luise Hegel (granddaughter of the philosopher). From 1905 studies of IE linguistics at Munich and from 1907 at Göttingen, under Wackernagel, Oldenberg and Andreas.…

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KLÍMA, Otakar

KLÍMA, Otakar. Prague 15.11.1908 — Prague 29.11.1988. Czechoslovakian Iranian Scholar. Research Director in Prague. After school in Prague, in 1927-32 studies of Slavic, Germanic and Oriental languages at Prague, under Hrozný, Lesný and Rypka, Ph.D. 1931. In 1931-53 taught German at secondary schools (Gymnasium). In 1953-73 Director of the Near…

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KENT, Roland Grubb

KENT, Roland Grubb. Wilmington, Del. 24.2.1877 — Bryn Mawr, Pa. 27.6.1952. U.S. Latin, IE and Iranian scholar. Professor in Philadelphia. Son of Lindley Coates Kent, a lumber merchant, and Anna Grubb. Educated at Swarthmore College. A.B. 1895, B.Litt. 1896, A.M. 1898. Further studies in 1899-1900 at Berlin, 1900 at Munich,…

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HÜBSCHMANN, Johann Heinrich

HÜBSCHMANN, Johann Heinrich. Erfurt 1.7.1848 — Strassburg 20.1.1908. German Indo-Iranist. Professor in Strassburg. Son of Ernst H., a mill owner, and Martha Cramer. After gymnasium in Erfurt, studies at Jena, Tübingen, Leipzig anf Munich. Ph.D. 1872 Munich. In 1874 in Venice learning more Armenian from Mechitarists. From 1875 PD at…

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HARLEZ DE DEULIN, Charles-Joseph, chevalier de

HARLEZ DE DEULIN, Charles-Joseph, chevalier de. Huy/Liège 21.8.1832 — Louvain (Leuven) 14.7.1899. Belgian Orientalist, especially Iranian scholar. Professor in Louvain. Son of Conrad-Lambert de H. and Marie-Antoinette de Reul de Bonneville, of local nobility of Liège. Concluded law studies at Liège in 1858. Also attended a seminary and became priest…

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